Monday, June 8, 2009

Tour Eiffel

Nice atmosphere in the hotel's breakfast room,
Brahms' music on the background,
croisants,
good start for the day!
.
The mission is to see the Eiffel Tower
.

Walked through Louvre
to the left bank
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Quick visit to Au Bon Marché
.

Au Bon Marché
- beautiful department-store design by Eiffel
. Église du Dome des Invalides
- built in the late 1600
- Napoleon's tomb
.
Tour Eiffel
-built between 1887-1889 for the Exposition Universelle
World's Fair
by Gustave Eiffel
- meant to built down after the exposition
- the tallest building on earth since 1931
. 319m , 1665 steps
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Tried to have lunch at Alain Ducasse's Jules Verne restaurant,
but no luck without a reservation.
At the reception the man told
that it's worth to try because not always everyone shows up
.
Crossed the river via Pont d'Iena,
found a small bistro for lunch
Aux Marches du Palais
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Had the daily menu including white wine
.

Delicious vegetable soup
.
Grilled cod with brown rice and creamy sauce
- very good!
Skipped the dessert!
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Rating: 4/5
- lots of locals having lunch
- good service
- cuisine traditionelle, Maison sérieuse
.
Aux Marches du Palais
5, rue de la Manutention
75116 Paris
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Arc de Triomphe
- completed in 1836
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Paid a visit to a trendy department store Colette
- yeah, right, trendy but not for my age any more
Colette
213, rue St-Honore
75001 Paris

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